Charity

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

How real-life superheroes can change lives

At Dragon Con, we raise money for our designated charity throughout the convention via auctions and other events. These funds are donated to a designated charity that is selected at the beginning of the Dragon Con year in January.

Organizations selected in the past have represented a wide range of community services, including support for families facing lupus, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and heart disease, assistance for the homeless, community food banks, education, and libraries.

In general, we look for a charity that will benefit greatly from the funds donated by Dragon Con and can provide opportunities for our members, staff, and volunteers to have hands-on volunteer experience as The Dragon Con Superheroes.

The Official 2019 Dragon Con Charity Partner

We are so very excited to partner with the Atlanta Affiliate of the American Heart Association as our 2019 official charity. This year’s charity selection is a very personal one, done in the honor of our Comics Director, Thom Trainor, who lost his battle with heart disease in July of 2018. Dragon Con will again match dollar for dollar, up to $100,000, any money raised for this charity at the 2019 convention.

We would love to show how much HEART our fans have by sending the total match to AHA!

The American Heart Association’s mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives and a catalyst to achieving maximum impact in equitable health and well-being. Around the globe and in the U.S., the American Heart Association helps all populations address overall health and well-being. Anchored in cardiovascular and brain health, they focus on breakthroughs in science and technology, changes in systems and policy, and engaging with individuals to transform communities. To learn more about the American Heart Association, click here.

Dragon Con 2019 Charity Auction

In order to raise the most funds possible for our designated charity each year, we host several charity events throughout the show, including our main auctions on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Charity Submissions

We welcome all submissions for the 2019 Charity Auction, benefiting The American Heart Association.

Without donations from people just like you, we would not have been able to raise over $115,000 last year for Literacy Action.

If you’d like to help, we would love to have you donate an item for us to sell at the charity auction.  Items sold at past charity auctions have included: books, comic books, artwork, signed photos, movie props, prop replicas, toys, games, costumes, DVD players, computers, TVs, store and restaurant gift cards, weekend getaways at hotels, site visits to the “live” set of a TV series, a meal with an actor or writer, a writing review by an editor, inclusion (Tuckerization) in an upcoming book, and much more.  If you have an idea for something you’d like to donate and would like to discuss it, contact us at charityevents@dragoncon.org

Auction Item Mailing Address

If you would like to send an item (or items) for this year’s event, please send them to:

Dragon Con Charity Events
Dragon Con
PO Box 16459
Atlanta, GA 30321-0459

Please include your contact information (name and email or street address) for donation tracking purposes.  Our computer system this year allows us to track all donations so we can send out receipts to everyone that made a donation (if you wish to donate anonymously, please let us know).

Auction Item Drop-off

If you are unable to send your donation to us before the convention, we will have a Charity Events Booth open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The booth is in the Marriott Hotel, one floor below the hotel registration desk.  At the booth, we will be displaying items that have been donated, as well as accepting additional donated items.  If you need help with your donation, come by the booth and we will have a staff member go with you to pick up the item.

As always, we thank you for your generosity.

Robert A. Heinlein "Pay It Forward" Blood Drive

Give the gift of life and donate blood at the Dragon Con Blood Drive. For LifeSouth, which serves more than 40 hospitals in the Atlanta area and more than 110 hospitals in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, Dragon Con is a major donation venue.

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11:00 AM
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8:00 PM
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The Blood Drive will be held at the Hyatt on the Conference Room level. Don’t miss out this year!

Join us, give blood, get a free T-shirt!

Dragon Con Superheroes

The Dragon Con Superheroes is a community service project team for our members, volunteers, and staff to provide opportunities to gather and enjoy time with our Dragon Con family while giving back to our local community. Since 2014, Dragon Con Superheroes have contributed more than 3,100 hours to Atlanta-area non-profits.

We are looking forward to even more participation this year so that it can be our best year yet.  On top of the incredible generosity of our members, the community is strong and loves a good reason to get together outside of Labor Day weekend and we couldn’t think of a better way to do so!

Read more about the program and our projects here. We hope to see you at one of our projects this year!

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